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Dumex back on track in Thailand

EAC Nutrition is now back on track in Thailand following six months of intensive marketing activities since the company was last summer forced to withdraw two products from the Thai market.      In a press release issued by EAC in January, the company freely admits that the product recall had a negative impact on a series…

Danish Pavilion at ProPak 2003

The Royal Danish Embassy in Thailand will again this year organise a Danish pavilion at ProPak Asia 2003 in Bangkok, South East Asia’s leading annual food processing and packaging exhibition.      The show offers four days of business talks with new customers, nursing of old contacts and networking with other Danish companies active in the market.…

A Jazzy Networking Evening

The first networking evening of the year saw many new and old faces turning up. Doc Houlind & his New Orleans All Stars of Denmark Band was last minute announced to playDoc Houlind & his New Orleans All Stars were finishing off their Thailand tour on Thursday 16 January after having played at various venues…

Carlsberg Asia acquires brewery in China

Carlsberg Asia has acquired through its subsidiary Carlsberg Brewery Hong Kong Ltd. the entire share capital of the Chinese brewery Kunming Huashi Brewery Company Ltd. from the Zhejiang K.K. Group.The acquisition is subject to the approval of Chinese authorities. The brewery is situated in Kunming, the biggest city of the Yunnan province in the south…

Norway in Asia seminar in March 2003

The conference takes place again this year at Beaufort Hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa Island on 13th and 14th March 2003, organised jointly by the Norwegian Business Association in Singapore, the Norwegian School of Management, the Norwegian Embassy in Singapore and other embassies in the region.      The event is subtitled Experiences and Expectations. The three main…

Norway the Peace Maker

Norway in 2002 gained tremendous good will around the globe for its successful brokering of the peace process in Sri Lanka. For the Norwegian image in South East Asia, it added extra value that the negations were taking place in Thailand.      The first talks in Thailand in September were quickly followed up with more talks…

Arla Food expanding with Lurpak Spreadable butter

The introduction of Lurpak Spreadable butter in South East Asia has significantly expanded Arla Foods markets in Singapore and Hong Kong. In Singapore, where the product was introduced five years ago, the growth has been 50 percent over the past three years.      The same trend is also seen in Malaysia and the Philippines, where the…

Norwegian businessmen support Thai AIDS orphans

The Norwegian Businessmen Charity Fund of Thailand in November raised an amazing 1,700,000 Thai Baht in support of a project for HIV Children in Chiang Mai which the Norwegian business community in Thailand has almost adopted.      For several years, the Norwegian businessmen living in Thailand and their friends have arranged a yearly Charity Lunch and…

Swedish Consulate in Chiang Mai shut down

The Swedish consulate in Chiang Mai was permanently closed 26th December 2002. The date also marked the last day of the last Swedish Consul General in Chiang Mai, Khun Vorakit Kantakalung’s appointment as Consul General of Sweden.      It is lack of assignments and workload for the consulate in Chiang Mai which has prompted the shutdown.…